Since last week, tens of thousands of families have faced devastating flooding in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The floods have displaced more than 93,000 people and have taken 26 lives. People are scrounging for their few remaining belongings, and frantically searching for loved ones. Thankfully, the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) and other Grassroots International partners in Brazil have leapt into action. And they’re asking for our solidarity.
Despite scarce resources, MAB sent several organizers from other regions to help in this latest crisis. Other social movements like the Landless Workers Movement (MST) have also stepped up to help. But they need additional funds to provide:
- Meals, mattresses, and medical support to families;
- Personal hygiene and protection (masks and hand sanitizer);
- Tools and equipment for clean up; and
- Transportation to ensure families can get to shelters.
Please join us and our partners to fund a grassroots solution to see people through this — and to address the underlying causes of climate change and ecological disaster. 100% of the funds raised between now and March 31 will go directly to movements addressing the crisis.